Lleyton Hewitt Could Feature in Rio Olympic Doubles

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 | 0

Lleyton Hewitt’s swansong could be extended until the next month’s Rio Olympics, reports Herald Sun.

The Australian warhorse, who had originally retired after the Australian Open earlier this year but returned to play a couple of tournaments thereafter, could be granted a doubles wildcard for the sport’s mega-event when he travels along with the team to Rio as mentor.

The 35-year-old’s manager David Drysdale, however, divulged that there are no intentions of playing the Games, the report adds.

Following a second round exit from the season’s opening Grand Slam Down Under, Hewitt returned to play Davis Cup doubles in the tie against the United States of America.

He, later, accepted a wildcard into the main draw of the Wimbledon doubles alongside countryman Jordan Thompson. The duo is scheduled to take on the Spanish pairing of Nicolas Almagro and David Marrero in the opening round battle.




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